Although schoolchildren are currently staying home, that won’t last forever. The City’s Public Works Department has been getting ready for the eventual return of school by upgrading marked crosswalks on the bigger streets known as arterials. Six intersections are receiving Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons, and one will receive a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon. All are near schools. These beacons will make it safer and easier to cross the street to get to school. Construction is expected to be completed by March, weather permitting.
The locations are Sunnymead Ranch Parkway/Old Country Road (east); Indian St./Manzanita Ave; Eucalyptus Ave./Sunnymeadows Dr; Eucalyptus Ave./Running Deer Rd; Cottonwood Ave./Jade Way; Cactus Ave./Philo St; and John F. Kennedy Dr./Pepper Ct.